Sprint is now marketing a simplified cell phone for kids as young as five years old.
I think it's ridiculous, the idea of kindergartners bringing phones to school, and asked you how young is too young for a cell phone.
"I agree with Kelly's suggestion that it ties the child to the parent and the parent could interrupt a child's concentration during classes. Ridiculous!"
But Amber in Midwest City wrote:
"My son is 9. He has had his cell phone since he was five. I bought it so there was always a way of getting a hold of the babysitter."
A lot of you agreed with Jerry in Guthrie:
"..don t need a cell phone till your old enough to drive."
Billy in Mountain View:
"I really don't see a need until a child goes to middle school."
Tonya in McLoud:
"If a child is too young to be at home alone, they do not need a phone."
Andrea in Dibble points out:
"When I was a kid there was a pay phone on every corner, and I was required to have a quarter in my shoe for those times."
Eric illustrated that there can be extenuating circumstances:
"My girl is 11 and has one. I am divorced and that's the easiest way to get in touch with her."
From Megan in Yukon:
"My daughter has constantly asked for one and that answer is no and will be no until she needs one. She is 7"
Finally, David on five year olds having cell phones:
"don't text and trike ..."